Banana Effect ‘Game of Life II’ Mind-Run! Pre-show Events
Fifty years later, in Year 2069, when arts and literature are non-existent, the world is like a deep, muddy pond in which people are trapped in endless surveillance and control like helpless, vulnerable goldfish. Inside this darkness-filled dungeon, is there any room left for freedom, and is the pursuit of freedom ever meaningful? In this ‘Game of Life II’, is everything merely a game, or is it a lens through which we foresee our near future?
Hong Kong Arts Centre and Banana Effect, together with our special guests, Dr. Ian Fong Ho Yin and Prof. Hui Po Keung, will lead our audiences onto a path of societal exploration. Dr. Ian Fong will seek to answer the quest by taking our audiences to a walking tour on the streets and corners of Hong Kong, and Prof. Hui will hold a lecture in which questions and thoughts of the audiences will be responded, allowing room for in-depth self- and societal- reflection and discovery.
On Spontaneous Archival: a walking and mind tour
Special Guest: Dr. Ian Fong Ho Yin
Date and Time: 11th November, 8 p.m.
Meeting Point: Main Entrance, Hong Kong Arts Centre
About the Guest:
Dr. Ian Fong Hou Yin, the ‘wandering scholar’, received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. He currently works as a part-time lecturer in the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and has taught at multiple higher education institutions, such as for the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong, for the CUHK-Tung Wah Groups of Hospitals Community College and for the Department of Cultural & Religious Studies at CUHK. He is researching on university education and on walking in city, focusing on the visual and literary representations of modern Chinese cities.
The November of Liberty: How will the history of Year 2019 be written in the future?
Special Guest: Prof. Hui Po Keung
Date and Time: 13th November, 8 p.m.
Venue: Main Entrance, Hong Kong Arts Centre
About the Guest:
Prof. Hui Po Keung received his PhD from The State University of New York at Binghamton and is now an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Lingnan University. His works include Say Goodbye to Cynicism: the Crisis of Liberalism in Hong Kong, What Capitalism is Not, and Farewell Lazy Common sense – Liberating Education and Diverse Cultural Life.